Davos “gripped by horror” of looming “political disaster”

•January 24, 2017 • 2 Comments

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https://www.rt.com/business/374324-davos-horror-chubais/

The vast majority of participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos feel the horror of a coming political disaster, warns Anatoly Chubais, the head of the Russian nanotechnology corporation Rosnano, referring to the election of Donald Trump as US president.

“Notably, the economy is not passing through anything catastrophic. The global economy grew last year, and growth is expected in 2017,”said Chubais in an interview with Russian radio Business FM.

According to Chubais, the forum’s participants think “the world built after the Second World War is breaking down” as the US gets ready to install Donald Trump as president.

Chubais mentioned the Davos speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping, which was “super- liberal” and presented the “ode to a market economy.”

At the same time, the incoming US President Donald Trump said“everyone takes advantage of America, ” and the country might introduce duties on imports, he added.

“The world has turned upside down,” said Chubais.

The World Economic Forum in Davos saw a similar atmosphere only once, in 2009, when the global financial crises were expanding, according to the CEO.

“The current degree of fear is equal to the one of eight years ago,” he said.

This year, the forum titled ‘Responsive and responsible leadership’ gathered nearly 3,000 participants from 99 countries. Russia’s delegation is headed by Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

Among the attendees are IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, singer Shakira, actor Matt Damon, outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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“According to Chubais, the forum’s participants think “the world built after the Second World War is breaking down” as the US gets ready to install Donald Trump as president.”

aww..heres a tissue..dry your eyes..

The world has turned upside down,” said Chubais.”

no it hasnt..just your world..

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Palestinian embassy opens in Vatican City

•January 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/14/world/vatican-palestine-embassy/

Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Saturday to open a Palestinian embassy in Vatican City.

“We are very grateful about the role that the Holy See has played for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, and for having opened an embassy of Palestine in the Vatican for first time,” Abbas said, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

“We are proud to be the birthplace of Christianity and about having one of the oldest Christian communities in the world.”

Issa Kassissieh, the Palestinian ambassador to the Holy See, called the move “a significant achievement for the Palestinian people,” WAFA said.

Israel has yet to respond to news of the opening.

Many other countries, including Israel, have embassies in Vatican City.

Vatican policy has long held that a two-state solution is the best road to peace in the Holy Land, and Francis has taken steps to raise the profile of a Palestinian state.

The Vatican had referred to Palestine as a state since November 2012, when the United Nations voted to recognize it as a nonmember observer state.

Francis broke ground by formally recognizing Palestinian statehood in a legal document in May 2015.

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o oh..

“Israel has yet to respond to news of the opening.”

they will be pissed off..

“The Vatican had referred to Palestine as a state since November 2012, when the United Nations voted to recognize it as a nonmember observer state.”

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Gambia’s defeated leader leaves country after 22 years..Was installed by the CIA

•January 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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http://www.news.com.au/world/africa/gambias-defeated-leader-leaves-country-after-22-years-in-power/news-story/bdbfa0debc6b39712692a6f496fbdd2b

GAMBIA is awaiting the arrival of the country’s new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile.

An adviser to Gambia’s new president, President Adama Barrow, says former leader Yahya Jammeh emptied the state coffers and shipped out luxury vehicles by plane before he left.

Mai Ahmad Fatty spoke to reporters on Sunday night in Senegal, where Barrow is still waiting to return home.

But even as Jammeh left Gambia he was given an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community.

As Barrow remained in neighbouring Senegal awaiting a triumphant return after a whirlwind political crisis sparked by his December election win, former leader Jammeh was guaranteed the right to come home.

A joint declaration issued shortly after Jammeh left by the United Nations, African Union and West African regional bloc said the bodies will work with Barrow’s government to make sure Jammeh, his family and his close associates are not the target of punishment.

The unpredictable Jammeh, known for startling declarations like his claim that bananas and herbal rubs could cure AIDS, flew off late on Saturday with a wave as supporters and soldiers wept. He is believed to have landed in Equatorial Guinea.

The country is not a state party to the International Criminal Court.

Jammeh’s dramatic about-face on his election loss to Barrow, at first conceding and then challenging the vote, appeared to be the final straw for the international community, which had been alarmed by his moves in recent years to declare an Islamic republic, leave the Commonwealth and leave the ICC.

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/01/22/billion-year-gambian-president-was-installed-cia.html

Gambian President and dictator Yahya Jammeh, facing a combined military force composed of Senegalese army troops, the Nigerian air force, and troops from Mali, Ghana, and Togo, has agreed to relinquish the presidency of Gambia. On December 1, 2016, Jammeh was defeated for re-election in a surprise upset by his little-known rival Adama Barrow. Jammeh received only 45 percent of the vote.

During the election campaign Jammeh vowed in an interview with the BBC to «rule for one billion years». After initially conceding defeat to Barrow, Jammeh reneged on his promise to step down and announced he would remain as president.

The Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) decided that Jammeh had to go, a stance ironically supported by the United States, which had assisted Jammeh in overthrowing Gambia’s democratically-elected president, Sir Dauda K. Jawara, in 1994.

After Jammeh refused ECOWAS’s, the African Union’s, and the United Nations Security Council’s demands to leave office and permit Barrow to assume the presidency, ECOWAS mobilized its military forces. On January 19, 2017, Barrow was sworn in as president in the Gambian embassy in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Hours later, Senegalese troops began to enter Gambia and Nigerian air force jets buzzed the Gambian capital of Banjul. The presidents of Mauritania and Guinea flew to Banjul to urge Jammeh to leave office peacefully. Jammeh’s fate was sealed when Major General Ousman Badjie, the commander of the Gambian armed forces, recognized Barrow as Gambia’s commander-in-chief.

The demand from the United States for Jammeh to relinquish power was a display of absolute hypocrisy since Washington had not only installed Jammeh into power but two successive U.S. presidents warmly welcomed the military ruler to the White House. Jammeh, who owns a $3.5 million mansion in Potomac, Maryland, was warmly greeted by President Barack Obama at the 2014 and 2015 U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summits in Washington. President George W. Bush greeted Jammeh at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington in 2003. With the protection of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, Jammeh’s Moroccan-born wife, Zineb Jammeh, ran up huge totals at the Washington area’s fashionable shopping malls. She also settled on Sam’s Club, a wholesale discount store, to buy massive amounts of household goods. Jammeh is a textbook case of CIA-sponsored kleptocracy on a grand scale.

Under Jammeh, Gambia continued to be a strategic ally of the United States. The kleptocratic Gambian leader permitted the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to maintain an emergency landing site for NASA’s space shuttle in the country and Gambia participated with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the post-9/11 rendition program.

Before being installed as Gambia’s dictator, Jammeh had received training from the Pentagon. Merely a lieutenant in the Gambian National Army. In 1993, Jammeh attended the notorious «School of the Americas» in Fort Benning, Georgia. The school has trained some of Latin America’s most notorious military dictators and death squad commanders. While in Fort Benning, Jammeh was made an honorary citizen of the state of Georgia. The following year, and before he launched his coup, Jammeh attended the Military Police Officers Basic Course (MPOBC) at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was also made an honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Alabama State Militia. Jammeh continued to collect American honorifics, including being made an admiral in the non-existent Navy of the State of Nebraska. The corny title is bestowed by the governor of Nebraska to prominent citizens, who have not only included African dictators like Jammeh and his fellow CIA-supported kleptocrat, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, but to the likes of George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Queen Elizabeth II.

It was during the administration of President Bill Clinton that the green light was given for Jammeh to be installed in a CIA-led coup in Gambia.

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definitely a cia puppet like so many others..where will he pop up next with his billions tucked away safely?

so what are barrows connections then?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adama_Barrow

Barrow is a devout Muslim and says that his faith guides his life and politics. He practices polygyny and has two wives, Fatoumatta Bah and Sarjo Mballow.

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Markets will falter over Trump: Soros

•January 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/markets-will-falter-over-trump-soros/news-story/a74a133f5cd2cb2c47db467d8bced708

The billionaire investor George Soros says global markets will falter given the uncertainty of incoming US President Donald Trump’s policies.

“Right now uncertainty is at the peak, and actually uncertainty is the enemy of long-term investment, so I don’t think the markets are going to do very well,” Soros told Bloomberg News at his annual media dinner held at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Stocks in the United States shot up after Trump’s November 8 election victory, which also gave his Republican party control over Congress. Trump takes office on Friday.

“Markets see Trump dismantling regulations and reducing taxes, and that has been the dream,” said Soros. “The dream has come true.”

But Trump has called for border taxes and withdrawing from his predecessor’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, among other policies that have unclear ramifications for US growth, Soros said.

“It’s impossible to predict exactly how Trump is going to act,” he said.

Soros, who founded Soros Fund Management LLC and now is chairman of the New York-based firm, was a large contributor to the super PAC backing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and had donated to other groups supporting Democrats.

Overall, Soros said about the president-elect: “I personally am convinced that he is going to fail. Not because of people like me who would like him to fail. But because his ideas that guide him are inherently self-contradictory and the contradictions are actually already embodied by his advisers … and his cabinet.”

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really george?

“Right now uncertainty is at the peak, and actually uncertainty is the enemy of long-term investment, so I don’t think the markets are going to do very well,”

as i have said before..trump will be used as the patsy for many things..a crash will be one of them..i bet george has his eggs all lined up with shorts..or is he playing mind fuck games?

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NASA is planning to send a spacecraft to a lump of metal in space worth quadrillions of dollars

•January 24, 2017 • 2 Comments

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http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/579037/nasa-mission-mars-jupiter-psyche-expensive-space-rock-economy-quadrillion-dollars

The 200km-wide asteroid, named Psyche, is currently orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.

It is made up of various precious metals such as iron, nickel and gold.

Experts believe the iron alone in the rock would be worth $10,000 quadrillion – enough to cause the world’s economy, worth $73.7 trillion, to promptly collapse altogether.

Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the lead scientist on the NASA mission and the director of Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, told Canada’s Global News: “Even if we could grab a big metal piece and drag it back here … what would you do?

“Could you kind of sit on it and hide it and control the global resource — kind of like diamonds are controlled corporately — and protect your market?

“What if you decided you were going to bring it back and you were just going to solve the metal resource problems of humankind for all time?”

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a quadrillion..now you know why space and the race is the biggest game in town..

“Experts believe the iron alone in the rock would be worth $10,000 quadrillion – enough to cause the world’s economy, worth $73.7 trillion, to promptly collapse altogether.”

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Trump’s trade strategy starts with quitting the Trans-Pacific Partnership

•January 23, 2017 • 11 Comments

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-21/donald-trump-trade-strategy-starts-with-quitting-asia-pact/8200426

The new US administration of President Donald Trump has said its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

A White House statement issued soon after Mr Trump’s inauguration said the United States would also “crack down on those nations that violate trade agreements and harm American workers in the process”.

The statement said Mr Trump was committed to renegotiating another trade deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was signed in 1994 by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

“For too long, Americans have been forced to accept trade deals that put the interests of insiders and the Washington elite over the hard-working men and women of this country,” it said.

“As a result, blue-collar towns and cities have watched their factories close and good-paying jobs move overseas, while Americans face a mounting trade deficit and a devastated manufacturing base.”

The statement said “tough and fair agreements” on trade could be used to grow the US economy and return millions of jobs to America.

If NAFTA partners refused to give American workers a fair deal in a renegotiated agreement, “the President will give notice of the United States’ intent to withdraw from NAFTA”, the statement added.

The TPP, which the United States signed but has not ratified, had been the main economic pillar of the Obama administration’s “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region in the face of a fast-rising China.

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its dead..trump has kept his word on this one..

“The TPP, which the United States signed but has not ratified, had been the main economic pillar of the Obama administration’s “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region in the face of a fast-rising China.”

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Three-person IVF baby for infertile couple born in Ukraine

•January 23, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38648981

A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of “three-person IVF”.

The Times reports that doctors in Kiev used a method called pronuclear transfer in what is a world first.

It is not the first baby born with DNA from three parents, however.

The baby, born on 5 January, is thought to be the world’s second “modern three-parent baby” – another child was created using a slightly different method in Mexico last year.

Doctors developed three-person IVF to help women who are at risk of passing on serious genetic disorders, called mitochondrial disease, to have a healthy child.

Eggs from a mother with unhealthy mitochondria and a donor with healthy mitochondria are collected.

The resulting babies that are made have DNA from three people – the mum, the dad and a tiny bit from the egg donor.

The Nadiya clinic in Kiev used the technique to treat an infertile couple, not a couple carrying a mitochondrial disease.

UK experts said this was “highly experimental”.

Valery Zukin, who led the work, said they had a hunch it would work for the Ukrainian couple who had not been able to conceive with conventional IVF.

He said he had a second patient – in a similar situation – who is expected to give birth in early March.

The UK has already passed laws to allow three-person IVF for couples with mitochondrial diseases, although no such baby has been born in Britain yet.

The science is new and controversial and raises ethical questions, including how any child from the technique might feel about having DNA from three people.

Prof Adam Balen, chairman of the British Fertility Society, said: “Pronuclear transfer is highly experimental and has not been properly evaluated or scientifically proven.

“We would be extremely cautious about adopting this approach to improve IVF outcomes.”

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3 “parents”..lucky kid..

what could possibly go wrong?

and it occurred in ukraine..weird..

“The resulting babies that are made have DNA from three people – the mum, the dad and a tiny bit from the egg donor.”

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